Promises2Kids event features REO Speedwagon


By Greg Wiest

Rock legends REO Speedwagon performed at the fifth annual Promises2Kids gala on June 10 at the home of Joan Waitt in La Jolla.

Event highlights:

• Nearly $700,000 was raised to support Promises2Kids programs to help foster children

• Of that, $235,000 was from Raise the Paddle

• Attendance was highest ever for the gala — a 35 percent increase from the previous year.

• It was a sell out crowd of 580

Over the course of its career, REO Speedwagon sold more than 40 million records with 13 Top 40 hits in the 1980s, including “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

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